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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, a big -- i think a big night for mitt romney and one you're going to see the president's team have to go back to the drawing board a little bit for the second debate. >> two points here. number one, in 34 separate states voting has already been under way before tonight's event started. number two, for those interesting -- interested in a thorough fact checking of all the withering facts on both sides we heard tonight, that segment will be coming up in just a bit. andrea mitchell is heading up our team working on that. tom brokaw is another member of our team in the arena, in denver. and tom, the conventional wisdom has a way of kind of bubbling up these days during the event. and i imagine one of the plot lines tomorrow will be here's mitt romney, as we said, energized, coming right from the game. he has been in an active, very active campaign heretofore, and the president has been on the job in that realm during this whole time. >> well, governor romney did spend a lot of time preparing for this debate, and it paid off. he had a well-organized narrative. he knew his brief. and thi
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
few days, this is the night for romney to hit a home run. he has a hit a home run. others said he needs to show himself as likable. i don't believe any of that. i think the choices in this election are so clear cut. what i'm looking for here is substance over form. we elected the likable guy in 2008. now we need to see that someone has a track record of performance in whatever it may be if you look at governor romney of course it's his state, it's the olympics, and of course it was his business experience. if we look at president obama, we've got to really look seriously at what's occurred over the last four years. in business as you both very clearly know, we rate people every year. we give them an appraisal. it's time to give president obama an appraisal. >> what do you want to hear from romney tonight to actually make that case to make sure accountability is there? >> i think governor romney actually needs to show us the strategy that i know that he has. i don't -- i'm not looking for nuts and bolts, maria. but this is the vision of a chief executive. someone who's going to lea
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, but ultimately, performance wise, this was a strong night for mitt romney. >> david muir, we saw the big smile on mitt romney immediately after the debate. some results already coming in, romney's odds going up. >> yeah, that smile spills relief on romney's face tonight. within the campaign, too, george. in fact, i got a text before the debate was over from a key adviser who said "mission accomplished." the governor looked to put the president on the defensive. they think that was accomplished here tonight. also, you heard governor romney right out of the gate come out here and talk about a woman that he met on the trail in a last couple of days, talking about economic hardship. that was another hurdle that romney tried to cross, connecting with average problems facing americans, not a surprise that he talked about women on the trail and in key states, key battleground states, what they believe that as you mentioned, george, no knockout punch here tonight, but it was a strong performance from the governor when he needed it most. >> all right, david and jake, thank you. and we're goin
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
president. >> who has the toughest job? >> romney. maybe jim lehrer. format i love. much more demdinut im but better for us. >> ifill: we're looking forward to what jim has to say tonight. it's a big night and we'll go to the convention hall and hoar from our own jim lehrer. >> lehrer: good evening, from the ma nag mess arena in colora. i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican. nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions have a the internet and other means, but i made the final selections, and for the record, they were not submi
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
night for mitt romney. griewd what did you think about that, mark? >> i was amazed the 47% didn't come up. i think what we saw more than anything the rust from the president not having been in a debate, quite frankly, for four years. and i thought that mitt romney, the challenger always, with the president, gets an advantage, just by being there on the same stage and beeb at least equal. i thought that romney did quite well in making his case. he seemed comfortable. he seemed confident. he didn't seem mean spirited. i was amazed the president didn't rebut the the $716 billion charge. it's a phony charge. it's been-- i mean, it's been fact checked after fact checked, and the president-- that's why i say the rust. i didn't think he counter-punched well. even though they were talking about issues that are the president's strengths. i mean i thought the president did better on education. i thought the president did better on medicare and when he put a personal face on it with his grandmother, the autistic family, the child of the family, an autistic child. >> ifill: go did you think the fo
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
reaction i had was that romney did himself some good in this debate. i'm strongly supporting president obama, and i think he is going to win, but i don't think this was his best night. >> cenk: governor grandholm? [ laughter ] >> jennifer: i'm sad to say that i agree, and i really really am sad to say that i agree, because i so wanted to be wrong about thinking that romney was going to come out swinging. i think the president -- he was right on facts, but there were opportunities that were missed. so the not saying -- not hitting back on the $716 billion was a missed opportunity. i know the fact checkers -- >> al gore: and romney said it five times. >> cenk: or six times. >> jennifer: and there was stuff about cayman islands that would have been mentioned. all of that. but if you look at what is happening on line the fact checkers -- there is style versus substance. the fact checkers were going crazy because of romney's statements and failure to identify again which of the deductions that he would cut -- i mean his continual saying i will repeal and replace without specifying anything
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
newschannel, the most powerful name in news. good night from washington, d.c. >> good evening. >> the first faceoff between president obama and governor mitt romney about to start in just seconds. right here live inside the debate hall, at the university of denver. welcome, everyone. i'm megyn kelly. >> i'm bret baier. this is the first of three debates. 50 million people are expected to watch what will likely shape the race in the next few days. >> let's bring in chris wallace. we are told the oddsience is evenly divided among committees, republicans and university students. they have been asked to keep quiet. but what can we expect on the stage tonight? >> reporter: i talked to top officials from both campaigns today, and it seems clear there will be two battles. one over the state of the economy, right now, obama is going to say that he has made a lot of progress, but he is going to ask for more time to finish the job. the romney camp says that this is where their guy is going to be very tough on obama's record in the economy over the last four years. he will say, barack obama made
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
denver, i'm jim lehrer, thank you and good night. (cheers and applause) (applause) >> pelley: president obama and mitt romney being greeted by their families on the stage. and a very well-behaved crowd that was silent for 90 minutes bursts into applause at the very end for both men. both men came to the debate very well prepared. it was a lively debate. there were no moments at which one seemed to overwhelm the other. the only casualty of the night was the format for the debate. there was supposed to be certain subjects over certain period of times but pretty quickly both governor romney and the president began running over time and taking over the course of the debate but that made for a very lively evening. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john, what's your take away from the debate so far? >> well, scott, it's interesting looking at the pictures right now of the two candidates. they're talking to each other like they're friends. it's -- that was the sense of this debate. there s no -- it was a lot of clear choices, but i think if you look at the context o
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
explain why we need to repeat four more years of failed policies. i thought this was romney's night. romney did very well, and he was able to, i think, articulate well why it is someone with great business experience is what we need to turn this economy around. neil: i know last time we chatted, governor, you had said that it was important for mitt romney to bring it to the president, and not only to see an electoral argument -- you didn't say it, but i'm paraphrasing -- is passionate argument in other words to show why a change in leadership is so important or that he could lose this thing. do you think that tonight he did that? >> well, he did that, but, neil, to be honest with you, i was still hoping that both of these candidates would be able to explain to the american public the economic woes that we are in right now and the gravity of the situation that our debt is causing. we are drowning. we are a country facing bankruptcy that will forever change the american landscape, and neither candidate really articulated, i think, quite passionately strongly the gravity of the situation, but
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